Economidis interested in Manly

Former Gold Coast Chargers coach Phil Economidis says he's interested in the head coaching position at Manly next season.

Current assistant coach Des Hasler is the odds-on favourite for the job, which will become vacant at the end of the season when Peter Sharp stands down.

Economidis, a former coach of the year, has been out of the N-R-L since the Gold Coast closed its doors at the end of 1998. However, he says it's always been his ambition to coach a club like Manly and he still has the fire in the belly.